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Raiders' Ransom by Emily Diamand
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Nov 29, 11

bookshelves: fiction, adventure, child, dystopia

In the future world there was massive flooding and most of England is under water. Lily is a fisher girl in a small village. She has a loyal sea cat who helps her navigate the oceans and a loving grandmother. That all changes when raiders attack their village. Lily’s grandmother is killed and the Prime Ministers daughter is kidnapped from her aunt’s house. The Prime Minster conscripts all the young men into the navy to strike back against the raiders. He also threatens to hang anyone he thinks is a traitor. Wanting to save her village, Lilly sails off with a jewel for ransom. However rescues are never that simple. The jewel ends up being a talking computer, and she ends up befriending the Raider Boss' son. [return][return]This was an interesting premise. Mostly it’s an adventure story with a little humor. There are enough details to make a flooded world believable. The language is changed a little to add to the atmosphere but not so much that you can’t understand what they are saying. The characters have depth, especially the raider boy Zeph. His struggles were very real. And the friendship he and Lily strike up works well. Lexy was adorable and all three made for an entertaining read.
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